Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro keg and filtered bottle.
Espresso is a black beer with fully roasted barley malt and challenger hops but with freshly ground espresso coffee beans added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil to provide a complementary coffee aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ home. I’ve had this beer (and loved it) in cask several times, but not had a bottle in years. It had a much sweeter milk-chocolate nose than I was expecting, and did have a full, silky mouthfeel, but disappointingly less coffee than I remember it having. As it came into contact with the air more aroma was released, but it still didn’t give the depth of flavour I thought I’d experienced in it previously.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAleMale (9) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
Bottle from Countrywise Upton. Think I like it but a bit odd! Plenty of coffee flavour and aroma. Not much else. DeScription is "black beer" not stout?! Definitely a stout though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lorna. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is rich roast, bitter - sweet, espresso coffee, cacao nibs and burnt treacle. The taste is smooth, bitter, rich roast, coffee, touch of cracked black pepper, touch of acidity and dark chocolate with a dry finish. Light -medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Perhaps a touch thin, but it is a respectable coffee stout nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle @The Pond, Leith. Pours almost black but with a red tinge, tan head. Nose is coffee, nutty slight chocolate but overwhelmingly coffee. Taste is very much the same, my only problem with it is that its just one coffee taste, needs more depth, nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (567) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Pours black with a cappuccino coloured head. Aroma is roasted malts, earth but not much else. Not much coffee going on in this brew, roasted malts and earthy taste like the aroma. A nice thick beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (1533) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at home, 24th October 15. Pours watery dark brown, quite carbonated. Aroma is nice coffee, slight cocoa. Taste is bitter, coffee. Carbonation high for the style. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (1135) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
50cl flesje bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 4,2% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke cremelaag Aroma en smaak: chocolade, koffie, caramel, gebrande mouten, redelijke bitter Conclusie: lichte stout, bitter blijft lang hangen, Challenger hop niet erg fruitig aanwezig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, nuts, coffee. Rather light malt character, nutty espresso and cocoa flavor. A bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (291) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle at home - pours black with beige head. Aroma - coffee with roasted notes. Taste - coffee and roasted malt dominate - nicely rounded. enjoyable stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (291) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle 500 cl. Pours very dark brown color wih a medium beige head. Aroma of espresso(surprised?), roasted malt, vanilla and some liquorice. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Coffee sourness in finish. Wow, this was good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1422) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle Aroma-coffee, chocolate, Appearance-brown, hazy, beige head Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish Overall-very good,

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